BOC seizes P3.5-M meat products

MANILA The Bureau of Customs-Port of Manila (BOC-POM) on Monday seized two containers of misdeclared pork and other meat products estimated to be worth PHP3.5 million.

In a statement, the BOC said the shipment arrived at the South Harbor on Oct. 12, 2019 from China.

It was consigned to Jeniti International Trading and was processed by Customs Broker Arlene De Mateo Gonzales.

Based on the initial report, the consignee declared it as tomato paste and vermicelli with total declared duties and taxes of PHP288,576.

The subject shipment was tagged "red" and upon 100-percent physical examination last Friday, the customs examiner found an estimated PHP3.5 million worth of pork and other meat products.

The BOC added that a Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) was issued on October 28 against the cargo.

The WSD was issued for violation of Section 1400 or the Misdeclaration, Misclassification and Undervaluation in Goods Declaration, in relation to Section 1113 or the Property Subject to Seizure and Forfeiture, of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency